Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th 

September 2024


Here's our 2023 10th Anniversary Programme. Programmes for previous years are available by clicking on 'Programme & Tickets' and 'Archive'

Once again, a huge thank you to all the performers, Festival Friends and volunteers for making our 10th Anniversary such a special time.

Our 2024 programme will be published here in the new year.

Thursday 7th September

Matt Molloys

. 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Shared Traditions: The Common Ground between Traditional Irish and Classical Music

Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals) & Kevin Corbett (guitar)

. €10 - Buy Online »

Friday 8th September

Westport House

. 7pm

Wine Reception

. 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Beethoven: Piano Trio op. 1, no. 3
Adrian Brendel (cello), Mia Cooper (violin) & Hugh Tinney (piano)

Schubert: ‘Shepherd on the Rock’
Chen Halevi (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano) & Anna Devin (soprano)

Massenet: Elegie for Soprano, Piano and Cello
Anna Devin (soprano), Julius Drake (piano) & Adrian Brendel (cello)

Chausson: ‘CONCERT’ for violin and piano with String Quartet
Charles Owen (piano) and Sophia Jaffé (violin) with Matangi Quartet

. €60 - Buy Online »

Saturday 9th September

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 11.00am -12.00pm

Young Irish Stars from the Yehudi Menuhin School
Peter Ryan (violin) and Liam Ryan (piano)

Albeniz - Op.47 No.3 ‘Sevilla’
Kreisler - Liebesfreud & Liebesleid
Wieniawski - Polanaise de concert in D major Op.4
Massenet - ‘Meditation’
Kroll - Banjo and Fiddle
Wieniawski - Variations on an Original Theme
Trad - The Coulin
De Falla - Danza Espagnole

. €15 - Buy Online »

Matt Molloy's Yard Bar

. 3.30 - 4.30pm

Workshop: Matangi Quartet with Dermot Dunne (accordion)

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Star Voice Recital: Julius Drake (piano) and Anna Devin (soprano)

. €20 - Buy Online »

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 6.00 - 6.40pm

Lecture: A talk from this evening's performers on Messiaen's seminal work, 'The End of Time' 
Chen Halevi, Julius Drake, Sophia Jaffé and Adrian Brendel 

. Free - Book Online »

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 7.00pm - 7.30pm

Concert from the Balcony: Dermot Dunne (accordion)
A return for our popular outdoor concert from the balcony of The Town Hall Theatre

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 8.00 - 9.00pm

Brahms: Viola Sonata f minor, op. 120, no. 1
Eivind Ringstad (viola) & Charles Owen (piano)

Raymond Deane: 'Cereus' (No. 10 from 'Noctuary')

Chopin: Nocturne in D flat op 27 no. 2
Hugh Tinney (piano)

Piazzola: La Muerte del Angel

Matangi Quartet and Dermot Dunne (accordion)

. 9.30pm - 10.30pm

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Chen Halevi (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano), Sophia Jaffé (violin) and Adrian Brendel (cello)
Preceeded by readings from poet, Charlotte Leport

. €30 - Buy Online »

Sunday 10th September

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 11.30am - 12.30pm

Rebecca Clarke: Morpheus for Viola and Piano
Eivind Ringstad (viola) and Hugh Tinney (piano)

Brahms Clarinet Trio, op. 114
Adrian Brendel (cello), Chen Halevi (clarinet) and Hugh Tinney (piano)

Prokofiev: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano
Sophia Jaffé (violin) and Charles Owen (piano)

Debussy L’isle joyeuse
Charles Owen (piano)

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Sean Staunton Suite

. 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Lecture: Gary Leahy will develop on last year's talk on the history of violin bow-making and the techniques and exotic materials that go into the making of a bow. This time he will be joined by young violinist, Peter Ryan to provide real-time demonstrations of how bows can differ depending on various factors.

. Free - Book Online »

Holy Trinity Church

. 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola K 423 G major
Mia Cooper (violin) and Eivind Ringstad (viola)

Dohnanyi: Serenade op. 10
Sophia Jaffé (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello) and Eivind Ringstad (viola)

Glazunov: Reverie Orientale for String Quartet and Clarinet 

Chen Halevi (clarinet) and Matangi Quartet

Dvoƙák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 'American'
Matangi Quartet

. €25 - Buy Online »

Schools Programme

Schools workshop with Matangi Quartet, 11am, Friday 8th, Town Hall Theatre.
Other workshops to take place in the academic year 2023/24 in selected national schools in the Westport area.